Charles C. Eldredge Prize
The Charles C. Eldredge Prize is awarded annually by the Smithsonian American Art Museum for outstanding scholarship in the field of American art. The prize was instituted in 1989 to honor Charles C. Eldredge, who founded the American Art Forum in 1986 during his tenure as director of the museum.
The Eldredge Prize seeks to recognize originality and thoroughness of research, excellence of writing, clarity of method, and significance for professional or public audiences. It is especially meant to honor those authors who deepen or focus debates in the field, or who broaden the discipline by reaching beyond traditional boundaries.
- Cherise Smith (African and African Diaspora Studies) – 2021
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